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Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells

Jul 12, 2013

Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Autoimmune disorders, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Chrohn’s disorder and the Seronegative Spondyloarthopathies like ankylosing spondylitis don’t get much mainstream attention from the press as their more common counterparts osteoarthritis. However, Regenerative Medicine is actively pursuing autoimmune disorders with stem cell treatments. The treatment of extremity complaints such as knee, shoulder, hip and wrist pain is not even close to the occurrence of low back pain says…

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“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”

Jul 05, 2013

“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     What started as an odd dialogue. Became quite compelling. Translation. The patient has been in many doctors offices, and had pick up a few things in his journeys. He was good enough to glance at an x-ray and realize that the x-ray film had space between the knee bone, and he was told his own  knee was bone on bone.       There…

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KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS

Jul 02, 2013

KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Can you make it back on the mountain after a serious wipeout without surgery? That is the question confronting Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. Surgery has been the staple for  reconstructing the knee after a bad ski injury, just ask Lindsey Vonn and a host of others elite skiers. Even snowboarder Shaun White had knee surgery. Now Platelet Rich Plasma…

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Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain

Jul 01, 2013

Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Taking his cue, from another basketball star Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. The procedure popularized after Kobe Brant had it performed on his. Grant Hill playing for the LA Clippers stated it was “icing on the cake”, and it is the best he has felt in years. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming popular with elite…

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Will to Exercise; It’s in Your Genes?

Jul 01, 2013

Will to Exercise; It’s in Your Genes?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl There was an ad campaign for designer jeans that stated, nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s. What if it was not your jeans, but it was your genes? Scientists looking at the FTO gene (fat mass and obesity associated) have found that exercise can decrease the effects of this gene, and ward off obesity. 74% of all people living in the U.S. of European ancestry have…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine Therapies

Jun 28, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine Therapies   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The use of Regenerative Medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming more popular as treatments for athletic injuries, chronic slow healing orthopedic conditions, and even arthritis treatment. The use of PRP and stem cell therapy for conditions like knee pain, hip pain, and shoulder problems are more evident as elite athletes are turning towards these therapies.…

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Tennis Player with Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

Jun 27, 2013

Tennis Player with Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      For a tennis player chronic elbow pain is often a difficult problem. Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a frequent cause of chronic elbow pain in tennis players. Tennis elbow often fails to respond to rest, medications, physical therapy, and even surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used to treat tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis with success. An tennis player who failed…

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Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP

Jun 26, 2013

Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   When your told you need a knee replacement there may be another option. Regenerative Medicine therapies like Stem Cell Therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be viable treatment options. Regenerative Medicine is a new emerging field that is rapidly expanding into many medical fields. In orthopedics and musculoskeletal medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy have seen a surge with elite…

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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS

Jun 24, 2013

CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Cycling places strain on many parts of the body. When neck pain occurs from acute trauma such as whiplash or even degenerative arthritis, it may impair the ability to cycle long distances. , Most avid cyclists train for long rides. Road bikes can alter neck positions and aggravate cervical problems. If neck pain does not resolve with conservative measures, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem…

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